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Poster: Merzbau Date: Feb 17, 2006 12:37am
Forum: netlabels Subject: how to replace an item

I knew how to do it but with the new changes on the archive I can't find a way, could u please tell me?

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Feb 17, 2006 1:44am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: how to replace an item

yeah, those darn items! I'd like to replace them too!
any input out there concerning this problem?
It was such a no-brainer with the old archive

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Poster: aaron m Date: Feb 17, 2006 4:02am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: how to replace an item

Actually, the old method was pretty awful and required such lameness as having to reupload the entire directory to replace a single file. You no longer have to do that.

- Login
- Goto release you want to edit
- Scroll down, on the bottom left you'll see "Edit Item" in bold red with an exclamation mark, click it
- If you just want to replace files, on the next page click the "Item Manager" link.
- Read your options on the next list and pick one. i.e. if you just want to replace or add a file you would select the second one down that says "Replace an item file, remove an item file." next to it. (this page may seem confusing but it's not at all really - the only options you'll ever really need are the first 2. the first one is for editing the XML data the second is for editing files).
- Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions after clicking the button labeled "checkout -- edit item's files (non-XML)".

Theres several posts on the new method somewhere in the forum, click on simon c's name and look through his old posts to find them.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Feb 17, 2006 5:41am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: how to replace an item, old vs new

Just to clarify in case of confusion, the new method works for netlabel owners with their collections (pertinent to this forum), and for individual patrons with items in Open Source collections. Rastamon, if you happen to have an already-public item you have uploaded to the Live Music Archive instead, you would currently have to replace your item using the older, total-fileset way. See the "replace item" link on your LMA item's details page.

(BTW nice summary aaron!)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-02-17 13:41:46